Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The Lion is In by Delia Ephron
The cover of this novel says it all. Delia Ephron is out to entertain in this interrupted road trip novel. Tracee, Lana and Rita are all running away from something. Tracee is a kleptomaniac in a stolen wedding gown; Lana is an alcoholic with a keen eye for trouble; and Rita, who the two others pick up hitchhiking, is escaping a harsh minister husband. Their car crashes just in front of The Lion, a tired bar that houses a jukebox, a few regular customers and a real lion in a cage. Short chapters, crazy convergences, lion tricks and colorful characters make this a perfect summer chick read.